When I was at Babson College I took classes in entrepreneurship studies and worked at a start-up company. This video with Markus Persson, creator of the game Minecraft, gives you a wonderful example of a true entrepreneur. Persson or “Notch,” as he’s known to my kids and probably yours too, created Minecraft because creating games is what he did since he was eight. As you’ll see, being an entrepreneur is less about business plans or presentations to vulture capitalists—it’s about doing what you love to do and what you have to do. It’s why a writer writes a story or a singer writes a song. It just needs to be done. No wonder Minecraft has become a $2 billion game.
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E.J. Smith is Founder of YourSurvivalGuy.com, Managing Director at Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd., a Managing Editor of Richardcyoung.com, and Editor-in-Chief of Youngresearch.com. E.J. graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a B.S. in finance and investments. In 1995, E.J. began his investment career at Fidelity Investments in Boston before joining Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd. in 1998. E.J. has trained at Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, NH. His first drum set was a 5-piece Slingerland with Zilldjians. He grew-up worshiping Neil Peart of the band Rush, and loves the song Tom Sawyer—the name of his family’s boat, a Grady-White Canyon 306. He grew up in Mattapoisett, MA, an idyllic small town on the water near Cape Cod. He spends time in Newport, RI and Bartlett, NH—both as far away from Wall Street as one could mentally get. The Newport office is on a quiet, tree lined street not far from the harbor and the log cabin in Bartlett, NH, the “Live Free or Die” state, sits on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. He enjoys spending time in Key West and Paris. Please get in touch with E.J. at email@example.com.